UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday denounced the Muslim Brotherhood as “an organisation which encroaches upon sovereignty and integrity of nations”.
Shaikh Abdullah said he thinks the UAE, Ukraine and any other country of the world will not accept any such organisations which consider themselves as supreme to others and adopt the only doctrine they believe is appropriate for the entire world.
Oh the irony. The irony.
You might expect to hear talk like that from American Conservatives, but this time it’s coming from the UAE. The strange phenomenon here is that the UAE is denouncing the Brotherhood, while Qatar has played a vital role in empowering its takeovers.
The UAE Foreign Minister is fairly blatant about spelling out his objections to the Brotherhood. “The Muslim Brotherhood’s thinking does not recognise borders or sovereignty of nations. So, it is not unusual that the international Brotherhood organisation works to make inroads upon sovereignty and laws of countries,”
The Brotherhood indeed does not recognize nations, which is why its commitment is not to a Palestinian State, but to the old dream of dumping the Greater Syria region into one Islamic state. The national sovereignty that Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan speaks of is rather arbitrary, and unlike the Brotherhood’s conception, is not particularly Islamic.
The UAE like the rest of the region’s kingdoms and nations, is composed of arbitrary entities without any real meaning or history. The Muslim Brotherhood can topple them, which is why it’s peculiar that only the UAE seems at all concerned about the situation. While the UAE is cracking down on its domestic Brotherhood, the rest of the GCC has helped turn it into the 800 pound gorilla in the region.
President Mohamed Mursi, propelled to power by the Brotherhood, says there is no plan to “export the revolution”.
I believe that is what the Soviet Union said.